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Film Screening this Saturday at the YMCA Swansea


© Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s offsite activities are to continue with a film screening at the YMCA on Saturday 10 March.

The screening of Between Two Rivers, a new documentary feature film directed by collaborative artists Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan, will start at 2pm.

© Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan

The film centres on Cairo, Illinois, a historic river-town with a dark and troubled past; isolated at the convergence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, where the North meets the South in the heartland of America.

Researched and filmed over a four-year period, the film combines original recording and candid interviews with archive footage, unseen for over 40 years, capturing the town at the height of explosive racial tensions in the late Sixties. In 1969, Cairo witnessed the last pitched battles of the American civil-rights movement, at a significant moment in America’s history.

Glynn Vivian Interpretation Officer, Gordon Dalton, said “The film will offer a remarkable insight into a community struggling with severe economic, social and environmental pressures.

“It illustrates the long-term impact of the violent civil unrest, economic boycotts, curfews and martial law that divided the community so deeply”.

Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan are artists and film-makers who have been working together since 2003. Between Two Rivers is their debut documentary having formerly directed a number of short films.

The artists will also give a talk and hold a question and answer session after the screening.

 For more information on any of the events, visit  or contact the Gallery information line on 01792 516900.


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